Thursday, January 27, 2011

The month of January was busy

Young Children Priority One committee reminds us that February is also Give a Kid a Smile Month. - Make sure young children in your life are aware of how to take care of their teeth and have been to the dentist recently.
The Committee also brought the Essex County Domestic Violence Shelter another huge bag of new baby clothes – courtesy of Bob Blackwell’s staff; assorted toiletries and a $200 Target gift card for necessities for the Shelter.

Our Key Clubbers are pretty busy too.
West Essex Regional – with a little of our help Theresa Valentino, Dev. Officer for Children’s Specialized Hospital, was speaker at their last meeting on Jan. 11th. The students are planning some fundraising and visiting the hospital to learn more.
Congratulations to Joseph Toumanios on being elected Lt. Governor of Division 18 of New Jersey Key Club International (our division)!

Mt. St. Dominic - Christina and Gina spoke enthusiastically at their Jan. 6 meeting about their experiences at the Key Leader weekend – we probably will be seeing more of their members wanting to participate at those kind of events in the future. They are also meeting with some of the JCHS members to learn more about CSH and will be joining them on their next visit there. The girls are also interested in helping Joyce Servis in her Operation Paperback initiative.

James Caldwell HS – Seventy five members of this Key Club met on Jan. 19th to discuss selling t-shirts to raise money for children’s specialized hospital; participating in recreational therapy at CSH; accumulating prom dresses to donate to various organizations from the inner cities and
getting newer members to register for district convention in King of Prussia, Pa.

One of our own – On January 4 a number of Kiwanians were present to witness the swearing in of new Mayor (and Kiwanian) Ann Dassing. Good luck, Madam Mayor!

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